Mindset Tricks of Successful Entrepreneurs
Want to know what sets the uber-successful apart from the “wannabe entrepreneurs”?
It’s not money, or brilliant ideas, or even powerful friends.
All of those things (and more) are nice to have, but they’re not a requirement of success. What is a “must-have”, though, is a good attitude. Without the proper mindset, you’ll constantly be battling your own brain, and that’s exhausting.
- You’ll allow yourself to believe your ideas are no good!
- You’ll remain convinced that you aren’t smart enough!
- You’ll be certain that someone else did it (whatever “it” is) better!
And before you know it, you’ll have talked yourself right out of launching your new program, asking for a JV partnership, or writing your book. In no time at all, you’ll be back at your day job, working away on someone else’s business because you don’t have the confidence to create your own.
But a simple mindset change can make all the difference.
Dress for Success
Ladies, this one is for you. When we work at home, it’s easy to fall into a habit of wearing sweatpants and T-shirts to the office. After all, why dress up just for the dog?
But if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to instantly shift your mindset in the right direction, ditch the yoga pants and break out the lipstick. You’ll suddenly find you feel more professional, more confident, and sexier, too. (That last one won’t help your business, but it might just help your love life, and that can’t hurt, can it?)
Never Let Fear Drive Your Decisions
Too many would-be entrepreneurs operate with a “scarcity” mindset rather than approaching business from a place of abundance. Rather than telling yourself that business people won’t be able to afford to hire you as a virtual assistant, try reframing your thoughts.
Rather than thinking, “I can’t afford to attend that event,” ask yourself, “How can I earn the money to invest in this trip?”
Rather than saying, “small business people would rather do everything themselves because they can’t afford to hire a VA,” remind yourself that your help to that busy executive / business-owner, allowing them to focus on their core business, will help them bring in new business, and pay for your services!
By reformatting your thoughts, you’ll turn that negative money talk into positive solutions that help you grow.